What is a friend?

1 Jan

What is a friend…

Many times over the years I’ve been asked to define just what a friend is. I usually respond a friend is one who sees you at your worse and at your best and can’t tell the difference. But that was not how I was raised.

Grandfather had a better definition of a friend. He said a friend is one who, when you needed to talk, stopped what he was doing and sat down and talked with you. Comforts you when you are hurting and lifts you up when you are down.

I have lived my life following Grandfathers example always making myself available when someone asks if we could talk. It sometimes has been hard on the family, but God asks us to love our neighbors as ourselves and I know when I need someone to talk to for a few minutes I would just love for them to do the same.

But, in today’s world, people don’t think like that. They look at life a whole lot differently and can’t stop and listen to a friend because it interrupts what is going on in their world. They say let me get back to you later. Most times later never happens.

That is what is wrong with our world today. Everyone has their agenda and can’t be interrupted to attend to a friends need. My prayer is that we all find the time to care for each other. You just may find that few minutes to help someone blesses you also.

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

Find the time to engage with your friends in need. The love you share blossoms ten fold.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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